Being able to translate a very technical and scientific research topic into a digestible, visual, and short multimedia piece can be very complicated. While maintaining accuracy, one must also translate it for that specific audience’s consumption. I was one of the first in-house videographers at the EPA’s Office of Research and Development and was able to travel to various labs in the country to visually capture and translate the Agency’s compelling research on air, climate, and energy. Here are two videos I produced while working at the EPA:
USEPA Scientists at Work: Managing Sewer Overflows with Green Infrastructure (September 2012)
There are approximately 800 cities and towns across the country that still rely on combined sewer systems. These systems increasingly put clean water at risk because of combined sewer overflows during heavy rain storms. EPA hydrologist Dr. Bill Shuster has been testing and evaluating environmentally friendly storm water management techniques called green infrastructure — including rain gardens, cisterns and rain barrels—to reduce overflows. His research is gaining momentum around the country because cities and towns save money while protecting human and environmental health.
USEPA Scientists at Work: Measuring Roadway Pollutants (July 2012)
People who live, work and play near major roadways may experience health effects from traffic pollution. Dr. Gayle Hagler, an EPA environmental engineer, uses an electric, zero-emissions “air-sniffing” vehicle to learn more about air quality near roadways. Her work is part of a larger research effort by EPA to understand the health impacts of major roadway pollution.